We don’t know how many times we’ve heard or read people say: “I wished I’d had that conversation – but now it’s too late.”
Over recent years, BBC Radio 4 has been running the “Listening Project” in conjunction with their local radio stations and the British Library. They invite 2 people to speak to each other to talk often about something that they have been reluctant to talk about before.
The BBC has a mobile booth that travels around the country. They record 45 minutes of conversation and this goes into archives at the British Library. The BBC producers select a 3 minute section to play to the Radio 4 listeners. We recommend you listen to some of them. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cqx3b
They’ll remind you of the value of ‘having that conversation, even those difficult ones’ – with colleagues, clients, friends, parents, – even with yourself.
Successful business owners have such conversations at the start of each New Year – a great resolution for us all.
“Listening is a positive act – you have to put yourself out to do it.” David Hockney